Deactivate Microsoft Office before clean install?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bmac89, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014

    I am thinking of doing a clean install on my imac. However when I wipe the hard drive and reinstall OSX and apps I will need to re-activate Microsoft Office. Won't doing this mean I lose 1 of my licenses for Office as it will still think it is registered to a computer.

    Is it possible to deactivate it before wiping the hard drive and then reactivate it to avoid this? If so how?


    P.S. It is Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac.
  2. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    As far as I know, there's no way of doing it. If you're doing the reinstall on the same computer, then it shouldn't present a problem.
  3. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    Thanks for the reply. So if that is the case it must match the product key with the computers serial number?

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